January 6, 2022 is the anniversary of the horrific riots at the U.S. Capitol Building and Stacey Abrams wants to remind America what happened. Abrams is a Democrat who ran for Georgia’s governorship and has helped shaped voting rights across America.
‘Jan. 5 was democracy at its finest. Jan. 6 showed democracy in peril. Let me be clear: Insurrectionists did not and will never erase the voices of 2.3 million Georgians, a majority being voters of color, who exercised their power and delivered progress in the face of darkness.’
She also referenced the two seats Georgia democratic voters gave us and what that meant, according to 23ABC:
‘In referencing Jan. 5, Abrams was referring to Democrats picking up two Senate seats on a pair of runoff elections in Georgia the day before the Capitol riot. She also referenced a series of Republican-backed bills that passed in Georgia and other states following the riots that aim to limit access to the polls.’
President Jimmy Carter (D) also commented via an op-ed piece for The New York Times. He used to go around the world after he left office working to keep other countries’ elections free and fair. But he also wrote in his opinion piece:
‘[O]ur great nation now teeters on the brink of a widening abyss. Without immediate action, we are at genuine risk of civil conflict and losing our precious democracy.’
Wednesday night on MSNBC Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer(D-NY) reserved his anger for the ex-president. He said that it was about “Donald Trump and the falsehoods he spread about widespread voter fraud:”
‘The root cause of January 6th is still with us today. It lives on through Trump’s Big Lie that’s undermining faith in our political system and making our democracy less safe. The Senate will take action to move forward on legislation to protect our democracy and the right to vote.’
Now it is up to Americans with their politicians to fight for democracy.
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